Decree-Law no. 28/2019, of 15 February, was officially published, within the framework of the SIMPLEX + program, in order to promote the dematerialisation and reduce over-bureaucratisation in the emission and archiving of invoices, namely, consolidating and revising some provisions scattered through the legislation.
Until the 31 March 2019, the following communications must be made to the Tax and Customs Authorities, through the start-up form or change of activity form to be submitted by electronic means.
The deadline to deliver the special payment on account (“PEC”) regarding fiscal year 2019 ends on 31 March for taxable persons resident within the Portuguese territory engaged primarily in a commercial, industrial or agricultural activity and non-residents with a permanent establishment herein which have adopted a fiscal year that coincide with the calendar year, in cases the waiver of such payment is not applicable. The PEC might be delivered in a single installment, during March, or in two installments, in March and October of the corresponding fiscal year, or in the 3rd and 10th month of the fiscal year, if not coincident with the calendar year.
Recent amendments to the urban lease regime set forth limitations as regards duration and extension of commercial leases, as well as on termination by the lessor, bringing back a higher level of regulation to the rental market with the objective of protecting tenants.
Law no. 17/2019, was officially published, which approves the Regime of Communication of Financial Information, amending the Decree-law no. 64/2016, of 11 of October, and the Decree-Law no. 61/2013, related with the mandatory automatic exchange of information in tax matters and with the obligation to comply with the communication rules and due diligence related with the bank accounts qualified as “subjected to communication” of holders and beneficiaries residing in other Member States of the European Union or in other participant jurisdictions, such as the United States of America.
Ordinance no. 49/2019, of February 8, was published today in the official gazette, foreseeing the coefficient values to be used to update the annual remuneration to be considered for the purposes of determining the reference remuneration that serves as the basis for calculating invalidity and old-age pensions.
Ordinance no. 50/2019, of February 8, was published today in the Official Gazette, foreseeing the age to accede the regular retirement pension in the Portuguese general social security system for 2020.
Order no. 1/2019 of 4 February, was officially published, which establishes the taxpayers covered by the automatic income tax return, in accordance with article 58-A of the Portuguese Personal Income Tax (PIT) Code.
Law no. 9/2019 of 1 February, was officially published, which amends the General Taxation Law (“LGT”), that was approved by the Decree-Law no. 398/98, of 17 December.
Garrigues Portugal has been named IP Law Firm of the year in the first edition of the Global IP Awards granted by the international publications World Trademark Review (WTR) and Intellectual Asset Management (IAM). The firm received the award yesterday in a ceremony held in London.